About a month ago I started this blog to learn more about the RAS. I’ve learned a lot with the input from my fellow LJ’s. For the last month the RAS has been in moth balls waiting for the arrival of a new table top and blade guard assembly that I ordered VIA a recall Thur the manufacture.
The guard and table kit went together easily on the saw. Thur the Internet I was able to download all the original owner Manuals that went with this. I was able to square up the blade and cross sled with very little
There was and still is a bit of work to do getting the RAS ready for my shop. First was the issue of space. The RAS takes a little bit of space and because of the space issue my machine will only be used for cross cuts. I only have 4 foot clearance to the left or right of the saw. I thought at first I would only be using this for dado cuts
but after playing with the machine for awhile, I can see that I will be using it for more things than I thought.
Throughout the last month I was able to research my tool a little, and go over fellow LJ’s jigs and fixtures for the RAS,
I have collected a list of useful blogs from this web site. The one I liked best was a blog done 6 days ago by
Jim Bertelson, for RAS dust collection: http://lumberjocks.com/jbertelson/blog/series/1982
SEE Part 14 of Tips and Jigs for the Shop
David Patron, has built a great RAS table with fold down wings: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21465
David Patron, has also built a great RAS Dado cutting Jig: http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/11083
So I am still progressing and looking at all the Great Ideas everyone has.
Please add any useful Jigs and hints for the RAS here. I’d like to see all there is out there!!!!
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.